William N. Hilliard
, who spent 33 years at the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), retiring as Executive Director in 1984, passed away on Dec. 26, 2014 in Raleigh. Mr. Hilliard began his lengthy career at the NCMS after spending six years as a news editor at radio station WPTF in Raleigh. He was the first recipient of the NCMS’ John Huske Anderson Award, presented to a layman whose “contribution has had a positive impact on the medical profession and the public health.” After retiring from the NCMS, he founded Hilliard Association Management, Inc., where he remained active until his final retirement in 2005 at the age of 85. He served clients including the NC Society of Anesthesiologists and the NC Society of Internal Medicine.
“Mr. Hilliard provided great leadership, guidance and support toNorth Carolina physicians for many years,” said current NCMS CEO Robert Seligson. “His legacy as a strong leader and statesman will be lasting because of the tremendous impact he had on the medical profession in North Carolina.”
We extend our sympathies to Mr. Hilliard’s family.